BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan volleyball team (7-22, 3-12) was defeated by Glenville State (15-16, 4-11) on Tuesday (Nov. 1) night at the Rockefeller Center in Buckhannon, W.Va.
Mya Bajramovic had a team-leading 16 kills. Payton Hefner passed 20 assists and Abigail Rogers dished out 14 assists. Joelle Lalla led the Lady Bobcats with seven blocks. Autumn Molenhouse had a team-leading 19 digs.
Inside Set One
WVWC fired out of the gates and led 4-0. The Pioneers scored consecutive points and trailed 4-2. Behind a block from Lalla and kills from Riley France and Arce-Reed, the Lady Bobcats led 7-2. Glenville State scored three straight points and trailed 7-5.
After each team traded consecutive points, the score was 9-7 in favor of the Lady Bobcats. Wesleyan ran away with the first set and won 12 of the next 13 points to force a Pioneer timeout. Following the timeout, GSU scored three of the next four points and trailed 22-12. The Lady Bobcats would go on to win the first set, 25-13.
Inside Set Two
The Lady Bobcats began the second set leading 4-1. GSU fired off five-straight points and led 6-4. WVWC scored consecutive points to tie the game 6-6. The Pioneers responded with a four-point run and led 11-7.
Following a timeout from coach Nancy Wheeler, the Pioneers extended their lead to 13-7 before the Lady Bobcats scored three consecutive points and trailed 14-10. Wesleyan took seven of the next 11 points and trailed 19-17.
The Pioneers fired off four straight points and led 23-17. WVWC responded with their own three-point run and trailed 23-20 before the Pioneers took the final two points of the second set and won, 25-20.
Inside Set Three
After exchanging the first two points of the third set, the Bobcats scored three-straight points and led 4-1. The Pioneers responded by scoring five-straight points and led 6-4. Following kills from Najla Bray and Lalla, a block by Jayla Cowherd and two attack errors on the Pioneers, the Lady Bobcats led 10-7.
Glenville State took seven of the next nine points and led 14-12. Following a timeout, the Lady Bobcats scored one point and trailed 14-13 before the Pioneers ripped off seven-straight points and led 21-13. Glenville scored four of the final six points and won the third set, 25-15.
Inside Set Four
The Lady Bobcats led 2-1 to begin the fourth set and didn’t look back. WVWC had four runs of three or more points. Bajramovic led the Bobcats in the fourth set with eight kills. Wesleyan won the fourth set 25-17 to force a winner-take-all fifth set.
Inside Set Five
Wesleyan was firing on all cylinders to begin the fifth set and led 5-1 after six points. GSU won four of the next six points and trailed 7-5 before battling back to tie the score at 11. The Pioneers grinded out four of the final five points and won set five, 15-12.
WVWC volleyball will be back in the Rockefeller center for senior night on Friday (Nov. 4) versus Davis & Elkins. The match is slated to begin at 7 p.m.